For You (Keith Urban song)
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Act of Valor: The Album|
|Released||16 April 2012|
|Length||4:50 (album version)
3:43 (single version)
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"For You" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It is included on Act of Valor: The Album, and plays over the closing credits to the film Act of Valor. It was released as a single in April 2012. The song was nominated at the 70th Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song.
The song is about the sacrifices made by soldiers. The single was certified Gold in the USA in early February 2013. Urban said in a statement (reported by The Boot) that he and Monty Powell were inspired to write the song after seeing Act of Valor, and that he "wanted to capture the essence of not only what these men and women do so extraordinarily, but how that relates to all of us." All proceeds from the single are donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Taste of Country's Billy Dukes, in his review of the album, said that the song "sets the tone and is especially powerful."
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B-, saying that Urban's voice was "typically sincere", although he called the production "overblown" and criticized the lyrics by saying "the opening reference to his wife and unborn child feel tacked on."
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||84|
|US Billboard Hot 100||55|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||34|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Posted Apr 11th 2012 5:05PM by Gayle Thompson Comments (2012-04-11). "Keith Urban 'For You' Proceeds Donated to Navy SEAL Families". The Boot. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "‘Act of Valor’ Soundtrack – Album Review". Tasteofcountry.com. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- John, Kevin (2012-04-25). "Country Universe – A Country Music Blog » Single Review: Keith Urban, “For You”". Countryuniverse.net. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24). "News : OFFSTAGE: So Much Valor in Keith Urban's "For You" Video". CMT. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Posted 2/24/12. "Music Video : For You : Keith Urban". CMT. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban.
- "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban.
- "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
- "American single certifications – Keith Urban – For You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 15, 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH